The Alexander Residence
One minute you are driving through a bustling city full of restaurants, shops and community life, the next drive a winding hillside road as a majestic view of the San Fernando Valley unfolds. Transported from the city, you enter Mulholland Park through a scrolled gate, ushered in by the 24-hour onsite security. It is one of the most exclusive gated communities in the area.
One quick turn into the first cul-de-sac and you’ve arrived at 19011 Devonport Lane: an elegant Italianate home overlooking the Braemar Country Club. The design of the home and surrounding grounds goes beyond the typical Mediterranean look: it has rich exterior detailing evoking a sophisticated European estate. A central driveway is flanked by a four car garage (two on each side) that leave an unobstructed view of the main entry.
Stepping into the grand foyer never gets old; a double staircase has a delicate floral wrought ironwork while a chandelier sparkles above. At over 6,ooo square feet with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the home is extremely spacious, yet has a light-filled warmth.
Gorgeous, cream-colored marble flooring luxuriates throughout the entire downstairs. The foyer leads to a formal living room distinguished with crown moulding, custom window treatments and an adjoining formal dining room with a large custom-built sideboard.
The left wing of the home leads to a screening room, laundry room, downstairs restroom, office, and a separate/entrance maid’s quarters or in-law bedroom.
To the right of the dining area you enter the right wing of the home, leading to a spacious family room, a bar with wine storage, and a roomy kitchen with a huge granite center island, dark wood cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry. There are three self-cleaning ovens in the kitchen along with ample storage space.
On the second floor, five bedrooms are spread out, each with their own connecting full bathroom. Whether you have a family, like to entertain out of town guests, or have a game or crafts room, each bedroom suite invites endless possibility. Two of the rooms have outdoor access to a large connecting balcony.
The master suite is truly special with a balcony overlooking the garden and infinity pool, a fireplace (one of three throughout the home) and an incredible spa-like bathroom. The luxurious jet bathtub beckons to soak away stress; or you can have a seat in the immense shower and let the water cascade over you. Like a European hotel, the master bath suite has large walk-in closets, dual sinks, and two separate toilet facilities including a bidet.
The home is regal, but also warm and inviting with plenty of natural lighting. And the elegance doesn’t stop once you step outside. An infinity pool and spa take center stage, creating a breathtaking horizon from the water’s edge into the lush landscape of the prestigious Braemar Country club. Over cocktails on the patio, you can watch the sunset over the green.
Discreet and Investment-Worthy
In California’s competitive housing market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the right home. Low inventory and high demand makes this elegantly crafted residence in a cul-de-sac in a secure gated community with hilltop views is hard to come by. A privately secured community that is home to professionals, families, and celebrities. Which makes this newer-constructed (post-2002) home so special; either as a forever home or future investment.
Although the residence is tucked away off in its own world, a short drive down the hill and you are easily connected to the 101 Freeway and the greater community of Tarzana and Sherman Oaks. Adding to the home’s value: proximity to excellent public and private school options, access to outdoor space, and all the cultural and entertainment opportunities of the greater Los Angeles area.
The Alexander Residence
19011 Devonport Lane
Mulholland Park, Tarzana
Offered at $3,200,000
Listing Agent: James Kim